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EPE Group Employee Excellence Awards 2021

It was an inspirational end to 2021 for EPE Group as we came together to celebrate individual & team achievements at the Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony.

Noel Pamment, CEO of EPE Group presented the awards to staff members in recognition of their commitment, innovation, passion and determination.

These awards highlight just some of our team members who strive to make EPE Group a better place to work, despite challenging times.

We would like you to join us to say a massive congratulations to our award winners. Congratulations and well done to all who were recognised at the awards ceremony!

24th December 2021

 

 

Reminder: It’s Christmas Eve 🎄

EPE & Brands wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!


24th December 2021

And the lucky winners of the IER Awards voting prizes are….

As part of the IER Awards 2021, EPE International donated 6 branded products as a prize incentive for voting🏆

The lucky winners have now been announced and have all received their prizes. Lyn from Abbey Appliances was especially happy with her prize; a Dreamland Heated Throw and sent in a fantastic photo!

EPE were delighted to offer the prize incentives for this annual event as a thank you to the retailers for taking the time to vote.

Congratulations to the 6 lucky winners! 🎉

🏆 Abbey Appliances won the Dreamland Relaxwell Deluxe Faux Fur Heated Throw

🏆 Barlows Electrical won the Stellar Winchester Cutlery Set

🏆 Borshch Electric won the Tefal Garment Steamer

🏆 Dacombes Of Wimborne won the Gotham Steel Air Fryer

🏆 Potters Home-Digital won the Energiser Pressure Washer

🏆 Reading Warehouses won the Melitta Look Therm Deluxe Coffee Machine

See page 38 of the latest IER magazine for the winners reveal👇

https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0A1ckkv/IERNovDec21/html/index.html?page=38&origin=reader


21st December 2021

 

EPE Group supports local Charity; Focus4Hope

EPE have teamed up with PriceCo to support local Brighouse based charity Focus4Hope this Christmas! 

Focus4Hope are a local charity that work to support the homeless; the elderly, the vulnerable, refugees and victims of domestic violence. They proudly go above and beyond to support the most vulnerable across West Yorkshire for the last 5 years. Launching their Food Bank at the start of the first lockdown last year they have provided food parcels; prescription pick up services and essentials to 1000’s of isolated and food-insecure individuals across the area.
Thanks to this great Charity over 2000 presents will be sent to children and over 1000 people will eat this Christmas. With a minimum of 500 food parcels being delivered to families who may not otherwise be able to afford a Christmas dinner this year.
Debra Nichol,  Captain of the EPE Company Culture Team asked the staff at EPE to donate food to the Christmas Wish list, and the response was overwhelming.
Sophie Hoyle, Store Manager at PriceCo Brighouse also took presents and crackers to the charity. Sophie comments:
‘I couldn’t imagine waking up Christmas Morning to no presents’
We’re very proud to be supporting such a worthy cause; alongside the presents, PriceCo have also donated £500 towards the Christmas food parcels for those who need it the most.

We hope to continue to make a difference in the community by supporting more charities like this in the future.

9th December


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1st December 2021

#ThrowbackThursday – EPE & Melitta take to the sky!

#ThrowbackThursday to London in the Sky with our brand partners Melitta launching the new Melitta Momentum range ☕️

The EPE marketing team Sally Bell and Sophie Littlewood alongside Melitta’s National Account Manager David Price and Consumer & Trade Marketing manager Nigel Morrison braved a unique breakfast experience 100ft up in the air above London’s o2 while Melitta’s Brand Ambassador, Celeste Wong talked all things coffee.

It was an memorable experience like no other, with amazing coffee served from the spectacular #melittaepos machine ☕️

Interested in stocking the Melitta EPOS? (Who wouldn’t be?)  Or maybe you fancy a live product demo at our head office showroom? Get in touch via our sales team today!


11th November 2021

Remembrance Day – Lest we forget 🕊❤️


11th November 2021

Meet our New Team Members!

EPE have recently welcomed 3 new members to the ever growing team. Join us in welcoming them on board!

Charles Middleton – Head of E-Commerce
Yohan Marchand – Senior National Account Manager
Lisa Cooper – Sales Support Manager

Get to know them a little more with our Fun Facts!

If you are ready to advance your career and join a company that truly cares about your individual progression, please get in touch with us today.

Keep an eye out, we will be announcing more new members to our team very soon 👀


3rd November 2021

Introducing EPE Group’s Company Culture Transformation Team

Meet our Company Culture Team, their mission is to transform and drive the company culture at EPE Group.

We believe that our culture shapes our organisation, it’s the glue that holds the company together. That’s why it is really important to us that we create the best experience for our team and ensure that every single person feels valued with their well being at the core of our values.

As EPE Group evolves so does our culture and with that, we have now introduced our new Company Culture Transformation Team to drive the company and our employees forward.

The team will create a focused programme to transform the workplace and make a positive impact on staff well being. They’ll be meeting often to discuss and feedback on ideas and suggestions from their peers. They will also co-operate, share experiences, knowledge, and support one another. This will elevate enthusiasm in the workplace environment, boost a positive mindset and encourage everyone to thrive and develop their potential within EPE Group.

This is just one of many steps EPE Group is taking to enhance its working environment and make a positive impact on well being and success in the workplace. Watch this space!

From left to right: Jessica Lodge, Buying Associate; Debra Nichol, Customer Service Manager; Patrick Montrose, Warehouse Manager; Jordan Mortimer, Warehouse Manager; Taj Singh, Accounts Assistant; Carol Hughes, Cleaner; Iwona Grabowska, Warehouse Administrator; Sophie Littlewood, Design & Creative Executive

5th October 2021

Join us in welcoming on Mackenzie Briggs on board to the EPE team!

Mackenzie has recently joined the EPE Buying team as a Buying Associate. Get to know him a little more with our Fun facts!

If you are ready to advance your career and join a company that truly cares about your individual progression, please get in touch with us today.

Keep your eyes peeled for more new members joining our team very soon 👀

4th October 2021

EPE take to the Sky with Brand Partner Melitta!

The EPE marketing team Sally Bell and Sophie Littlewood have enjoyed a whistle stop trip to the Big City courtesy of our Brand Partners Melitta and their National account manager David Price  and Consumer & Trade Marketing manager Nigel Morrison

An absolutely exhilarating experience was had by all with amazing coffee served from the Melitta Epos machine by Melitta’s brand ambassador Celeste Wong 100ft up in the air at London in the Sky.

Celeste and the Melitta team shared their vast knowledge on all things coffee before taking the team on a 45min flight for a unique breakfast experience.

With the innovative Melitta EPOS machine you can customise your coffee exactly the way you want it the touch panel allows you to choose the number of cups you want and your preferred coffee strength, couple this with It’s aesthetic design (it’s a real eye catcher) and you have pure kitchen goals!

Interested in this product? (Who wouldn’t be?) Or maybe you fancy a live product demo at our head office showroom?
Get in touch via our sales team!

 

    


17th September 2021

 

 

Meet our new team members!

EPE have recently welcomed 3 new members to the ever growing team. Join us in welcoming them on board!

Jess Lodge – Buying Associate
Charlotte Lyles- Marketing Executive
Tracey Smith – Accounts Manager

Get to know them a little more with our Fun Facts!

If you are ready to advance your career and join a company that truly cares about your individual progression, please get in touch with us today.

Keep an eye out, we will be announcing more new members to our team very soon 👀


16th September 2021

Join us for another inspiring day at Autumn Fair 2021!

Immerse yourself in a high quality coffee experience and indulge in coffee from EPE’s brand partner Melitta. Melitta’s National Account Manager, David Price is on stand to answer questions on all things coffee ☕️

Our sales team are at the ready, armed with competitive show deals on premium brands and exclusive products. So, if you havent already, head over to the EPE stand in Hall 6, Stand E50-F51.

See you there! 👋😊


6th September 2021

Autumn Fair 2021 – Day 1

Day 1 of the Autumn Fair show is well underway 😄

Drop by our stand 6E50 -F51 and take advantage of our amazing show offers across inspiring brands… you don’t want to miss out!


5th September 2021

Day 1 of the Exclusively Show 2021 – A success!

Day 1 of the Exclusively Show 2021 has got off to cracking start!

We are ecstatic to be back at the Business Design Centre, presenting all of the latest in product innovation from Hamilton Beach, Gastroback & Gotham Steel.

We look forward to another successful day tomorrow. Come and say hello, we’ll be on stand EH410! 👋

 

24th August 2021

 

Only 1 day to go until the Exclusively Show 2021

The team have been busy setting up our stand ready for the Exclusively Show 2021 at the Business Design Centre, London, on Tuesday 24th – Wednesday 25th August. With only 1 day to go, we are looking forward to with customers old and new from tomorrow!

Join us on stand EH410 where we will be presenting 3 of our inspiring brands.

Heres a sneak preview of what to expect on our stand tomorrow!

   


23rd August 2021

Only 1 week to go until the Exclusively Show 2021!

Exclusively Electrical, the UK’s premier showcase of housewares, tableware and small domestic appliances is almost upon us.

Find us on stand EH410, where we will be presenting 3 fantastic brands, Hamilton Beach, Gastroback and Gotham Steel. Join us on stand and chat with one of our sales representatives and view our new product ranges. We will be showcasing the very best 2021 has to offer!

17th August 2021

Melitta invites EPE to the Manchester United Football game! ⚽️

Thank you to EPE’s brand partner Melitta for inviting us to the Manchester United game at the Old Trafford Stadium this past weekend.

Melitta, the official coffee partner of Manchester United invited EPE’s Marketing & Purchasing teams to experience the true meaning of hospitality at Old Trafford.
The ladies were treated to a stunning 3 course meal & drinks before taking to their seats (with Melitta coffee in hand) positioned above and right on the half way line where they watched Manchester United take on Everton in a pre-season friendly.

When the final whistle blew the ladies had the added bonus of a photo opportunity with football legend Bryan Robson.

From the coffee, the food and the atmosphere of the game itself (4-0 to Manchester United)  it was an unforgettable experience from start to finish.
 
 

9th August 2021

#ThrowbackThursday

It’s #ThrowbackThursday and after a hugely successful Indx show, we’re sharing some unseen shots!

Over the 2 day show, we showcased a wide range of our extensive product portfolio alone with crucial retail advice to keep the independent sector up to date on all the latest trends.

Customers took a huge interest in our new brands and ranges especially, the Gotham Steel Stack Master sets and the New Breville Flow Collection.

It was an inspiring show all around and it was a huge pleasure to attend!

  

15th July 2021

Day 1 of the Indx show!

A busy start for EPE  on day one of the Indx Show. We have enjoyed welcoming  all AIS members onto our stand today today and look forward to meeting the wider independent sector tomorrow for another positive day!

Speak to our friendly sales team on stand for unbeatable deals on the biggest brands such as Beko, Breville, Gotham Steel, Gourmet, Tefal and much more. Plus get an insight into the most on trend products in the market.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 😁

 

Office fun in pink! – #NationalPinkDay

The EPE head office turned pink today for #NationalPinkDay, with each member getting involved in the fun!

Craig Foley, Key Accounts Manager was tickled pink today and particularly happy that pink has a national day after making ‘Pink

Wednesday’ a tradition in the office!

23rd June 2021

It’s Tefal Thursday!

Every week we bring you best selling products from EPE’s Strategic Brand partner Tefal.

This week we bring you the the Tefal Easy Fry Precision digital low fat fryer that cooks a wide variety of foods, with little to no oil. Using 3D Air Pulse Technology, this 1500W healthy fryer circulates hot air around food at very high speeds, for irresistibly crispy results in no time. Modern and compact, it takes up very little space, yet has an XL 4.2L  capacity, so it’s ideal for feeding all the family.

To stock this fryer, head to our Trade Site today!

3rd June 21

Celebrating Energizer – Brand Wednesday!

This week we’re celebrating the innovative technology with one of EPE’s newest brands Energizer.

The Energizer® brand has a firmly rooted history of innovative energy development, from 1905 with the development of the handheld pocket torch; that they have carried into the modern age with their eco-advanced and ingenious technology from batteries to powertools for over a century.

You can stock up on the entire range of these brilliant products, directly from our trade site!

2nd June 2021

The Tefal Cook4Me+ Digital Pressure Cooker – #TefalThursday

Every week we will be bringing you best selling products from EPE’s Strategic Brand partner Tefal.

This week we bring you the one of a kind Tefal Cook4Me+ One-Pot Digital Pressure Cooker CY851840

This unique pressure cooker walks you through 100 built-in recipes step by step. Select a recipe and choose the number of servings, it adjusts the cooking time and temperature for perfect results! It also releases pressure automatically for safety. From bolognese to brulee, Cook4Me+ is chock-full of ideas and there are 350+ more recipes on the free Cook4Me app.

To stock this fantastic product, head over to the EPE trade site.

20th May 2021

Introducing Brazen Gaming Chairs – #BrandWednesday!

New to EPE, Brazen gaming chairs are designed by gamers, for the gamers so you can be assured that the quality will exceed expectations. The BraZen brand is British and is recognised for producing fantastic gaming chairs which have been considered, by design, best in class. Its chairs boast many features, from incredible surround sound systems to a range of designs.

Get in touch with our dedicated sales team to stock this new and exciting products!

19th May 2021

Save 25% on the Breville New York Collection – #TopDealTuesday

Take advantage of this unmissable deal on the Breville New York Collection. 

Inspired by the iconic Manhattan skyline to the inspirational figure of Lady Liberty, this Breville New York Collection Kettle & Toaster Set features the matching 1.7 litre kettle and 4 slot toaster.

The 1.7L  Kettle capacity makes approximately 6-8 cups and produces a rapid boiling time, thanks to its 3kW heating element. Complete with a pull off lid and 360° rotational base, this kettle is easy to use.

The toaster features variable browning control as well as variable width bread slots, to cater thick and thin slices of bread.Complete with a reheat, defrost and cancel function, this toaster has an extra high lift for easy toast removal.

Contact our sales team on 0844 800 8055 for more information on this fanatic range.

18th May 2021

 

Coffee Enjoyment #MelittaMonday

This week we bring to you the super quite Purista®, one of the narrowest fully automatic coffee machines in the world. Its modern and very functional design features a large panel with integrated buttons for easy control.

A new pump control guarantees the ideal contact time between coffee and water to develop the flavours of the coffee. This happens straight after the aroma extraction moistens the ground coffee, aiding the release of the flavours. You can also choose between three coffee strengths – mild, medium or strong.

Stocking this fantastic product is easy! Simply head over to our Trade Site to order.

10th May 2021

The Maestro Steam Iron – #TefalThursday

Every week we will be bringing you best selling products from EPE’s Strategic Brand partner Tefal.

This week we bring you the FV1834 Maestro Steam Iron.

This powerful Tefal iron is packed with enhanced features to make ironing effortless. At 2400W, it heats up fast (less waiting around) and steams through creases in no time. A continuous steam output of up to 40g/min relaxes fibres for easier crease removal, while a 110g/min turbo steam boost helps crush stubborn creases in a flash. There’s even a clever anti-drip feature to keep linen spotless – even when ironing at low temperatures – while a high-capacity water tank means more time is spent ironing and less refilling. Finally, a simple anti-scale function makes it easy to keep the Maestro steam iron performing at its best over time.

To stock this fantastic product, head over to the EPE trade site.

6th May 2021

 

May The 4th Be With You #StarWarsDay

Happy Star Wars Day!

The force will be with you, especially with the Beko Pacticlean Stick Vacuum. It’s PerformCyclone® technology delivers constant and high suction power thanks to its cyclonic system, collecting even the smallest dust particles!

Explore the full Beko Vacuum range over on our Trade Site.

4th May 2021

Get an extra free sports bottle with the Breville BlendActive Blender!

It’s #TopDealTuesday which means we’re bringing you another one of our biggest deals from our biggest brands.

Take advantage of this unmissable deal on the Breville VBL062 BlendActive Blender

Powered by a 300W motor, the base unit of the VBL062 is capable of crushing ice, allowing you to create refreshing slushies – perfect for serving on hot summer days.

This attractive lime green blender comes with 2x 600ml sports bottles with super leak proof lids and even better, we are giving you a third one for free. Hurry this offer is only for the month of May!

Contact our sales team on 0844 800 8055 for more information.

4th May 2021

It’s Tefal Thursday!

Every week we bring to you best selling products from EPE’s Strategic Brand partner Tefal.

This week we bring you the most powerful iron by Tefal, the Ultimate Pure Steam Iron.

This fanatic iron brings together awesome steam power with an exclusive calc management system, for perfect ironing that goes the distance. The Micro-Calc Filter technology helps prevent residue or stains from calc while ironing, while a variable steam output up to 60 g/min ensures maximum efficiency and an extra-powerful 260 g/min steam boost tackles even the most stubborn creases!

Head to the EPE trade site to stock this product!

29th April 2021

 

Employee Appreciation BBQ! 🍔

This week, our staff were treated to lunchtime barbecue in the sunshine as a way of saying thank you for all of their hard work. 

This last year has been quite the ride, and we would never have been able to continue providing the service we are known for without our incredibly dedicated team. 

Thank you for the consistent hard work team, it is greatly appreciated!

23rd April 2021

The Turtle Wax TW120 high-pressure washer – #FridayFavourite

The Turtle Wax TW120 high-pressure washer makes light work of any cleaning tasks. Whether it’s cleaning the car, van, bike, boat, patio or house, this washer will handle a wide range of different cleaning applications.

This high-powered pressure washer comes with wheels and extended handle for easy mobility, a long 5m hose, water filter to protect the motor from dirt particles and for those difficult spots, the quick connect gun has a rotating power lance.

Head over to our Trade Site to stock this must have!

16th April 2021

It’s Tefal Thursday!

Every week we bring to you best selling products from EPE’s Strategic Brand partner Tefal.

This week we bring you the the Blendeo Blender. This blender is super simple to use, thanks to the two-speed rotary dial, plus pulse function to help achieve the perfect texture. This ultra-compact blender boasts a powerful 400W motor for perfect results, fast and its four extra-resistant stainless-steel Zelkrom blades are angled – two upwards and two downwards – to pull ingredients in from above and below for velvety smooth results. The Blendeo also comes with a chopper accessory for dicing garlic, herb and onions quickly – and without any onion-induced tears! The grinder accessory is ideal for grinding everything from nuts to coffee beans.

To stock this fantastic product, head to our Trade Site today!

15th April

 

Let’s do this! – #RetailReopening

A huge welcome back to all of our customers reopening their doors this week!

EPE are here to help your business keep doing what you do best. We have high stock volumes of the market’s leading consumer branded products and our friendly sales team are on hand to help with any enquiry.

Get in touch with our sales team today on 0844 800 8055 or alternatively check out our trade site and the extensive product ranges we have to offer.

We wish you the best of luck and a successful 2021.

12th April 2021

 

Enjoy expert results, every day, with Ingenio Performance by Tefal – #TefalThursday

Every week we bring to you best selling products from EPE’s Strategic Brand partner Tefal.

This week we bring you the the Ingenio Performance. The versatile induction cookware range designed around a patented detachable handle that attaches in one click. Detach it and these pots and pans stack inside each other for up to 50% space saving (compared to Tefal fixed handle ranges). Attach it and Ingenio Performance travels from the hob, to the oven and onto the table for expert cooking made easy.

Ingenio Performance also features a durable Titanium Pro non-stick coating. Food will have trouble sticking to the Tefal Ingenio Performance 5 Piece Set.

To stock this fantastic product, head to our Trade Site today!

8th April 2021

Happy Easter & Happy Bank Holiday to all of our customers!

4th April 2021

And the winner of our Easter Egg competition is…..

Congratulations to Debra Nichol, EPE’s Customer Service Manager and the lucky winner of our EGG-citing Easter competition!🐣

Debra guessed the correct amount of chocolate eggs in the jar and won a delicious Thorntons Easter egg PLUS the full jar of 67 chocolate mini eggs.

We hope you enjoy your chocolate eggs over the easter weekend, Debra. Make sure you save some for us!🥚🐣

1st April 2021

Save up to 45% on the Beko New Line Collection

It’s #TopDealTuesday which means we’re bringing you another one of our biggest deals from our biggest brands.

This week be we bring to you the Beko New Line Kettle & Toaster. Sleek, elegant and great value, Beko’s New Line range of kettles and toasters offer simplicity combined with a twist of lime and a hint of grey.

You can stock this range now by heading over to the EPE trade site to place your order! Alternatively, you can contact our sales team on 0844 800 8055.

30th March 2020

Vote for EPE International at the IER Awards 2021!

We are so grateful to be finalists for The Best Distributor Award at the IER Awards 2021. 

This is the 5th year running that EPE have been nominated for the highly prestigious Best Distributor Award and we would be thrilled if you’d vote for us!

If you haven’t already, you can cast your vote for EPE here!

26th March 2021

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